Bordeaux is a very vibrant city, beautifully set along the River Garonne and close to the Atlantic. In the last few years it has shed its sleepy town image and turned into a great and happening destination, with a vibrant scene. Of course the city is also on the map because of its fabled wines. In fact so great is the passion for the stuff that Bordeaux has an entire complex dedicated to it – the newly open Cité du Vin, boasting a futuristic structure. But if modern architecture is not your thing, Bordeaux’s beautiful city centre is for its majority Unesco-listed – the largest urban World Heritage Site.